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Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, Replacing Defroster Grille in Cadillac V-Series Forums; Ok I ordered a new defroster grille from GMPartsDirect and it's sitting in my garage. Now what? Not much luck ...
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    Replacing Defroster Grille

    Ok I ordered a new defroster grille from GMPartsDirect and it's sitting in my garage. Now what? Not much luck using search forum or the trusty Google. My original had cracked in three different places over the years. Anyone ever done a replace?

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    Re: Replacing Defroster Grille

    Are you talking inside the car or outide?

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    Re: Replacing Defroster Grille

    Inside below the windshield. The very front piece.

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    Re: Replacing Defroster Grille

    One last question. Driver or passenger?

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    Re: Replacing Defroster Grille

    It's the entire center piece. Part# 25772896 - GRILLE[COLOR="Silver"]

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    It's the entire piece next to #1. Has clips on the bottom.

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    Re: Replacing Defroster Grille

    You better take that to the shop. That's going to be a job.

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    Not that hard did my long time ago I think I pop out the speaker vent can't remember if there were screw are not but not hard at all, but I do body n paint for living.

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    I am by no stretch of the imagination a mechanic. She goes in for a new bumper Monday. I will ask the shop for an estimate since I already have the part.

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    I asked the service dept. assoc. about it last week at the dealership. She said they were a PITA.

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    Re: Replacing Defroster Grille

    Remove the A pillar trim on both sides by taking off the airbag logo revealing a 7mm screw. Then the defroster panel pops out with the clips. It is a tight fit, and you think you're going to break something, but there's no additional screws just lots of clips. Had mine off a few times looking for dash rattles.

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    Re: Replacing Defroster Grille

    Thanks PNB!

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    Re: Replacing Defroster Grille

    Just like you said PNB; popped A pillar trims off, some clips broke on the way out, but snapped right in! 30 min job for even a noob like myself. Thanks again! No more cracked dash!
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    Re: Replacing Defroster Grille

    Cool, glad it worked out!

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